1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR
Lot 375N
1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR
Registration no. not UK registered Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR
Sold for £ 19,666 (US$ 25,868) inc. premium

Lot Details
1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR Frame no. ZDM888S 000007 Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR
1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR
Registration no. not UK registered
Frame no. ZDM888S 000007
Engine no. ZDM888W4 000027/NCR
• Number '07' of the SP2 series
• Built for a member of the Ducati team staff
• Never raced
• 920cc NCR engine and numerous special parts
• Original parts included

Ever since the arrival of its water-cooled, eight-valve, v-twin superbike in the late 1980s - the 851 - Ducati has pursued a policy of offering limited edition, higher-specification variants of the standard model, one of the first of these ultra-desirable modern classics being the SP2. Introduced part way through 1990 and based on the 851 Biposto, the SP2 came with the 888cc engine first used in the works racers and featured superior Öhlins suspension at front and rear.

This limited edition SP2 was made in 1990 and is number '07' of approximately 485 built. It has been extensively modified to full racing specification by the legendary NCR race-shop, and is essentially the same as the 'Fast by Ferracci' Ducati used by Doug Polen to win the 1991 World Superbike Championship.

'NCR' stood for the names of its founders: ex-factory race mechanics Giorgio Nepoti, Rino Caracchi, and Luigi Rizzi, although after Rizzi's early departure the 'R' stood for Racing. NCR was founded in 1967 in the small town of Borgo Panigale on the outskirts of Ducati's hometown of Bologna. Situated a stone's throw from the Ducati factory, NCR functioned as the semi-official race team from the early 1970s, there being no direct works involvement at that time. The Nepoti/Caracchi philosophy was that everything could be improved, lightened or made more powerful, and like all truly great tuners they paid attention to the smallest detail in the knowledge that racing would inevitably expose any weaknesses. Their emblem, a speeding cartoon dog wearing a helmet, is recognised the world over. NCR is perhaps best known for supplying the Ducati ridden by Mike Hailwood on his comeback ride at the Isle of Man TT in 1978.

It is understood that this machine was built by NCR for one of the Ducati team's lorry drivers but never raced. It is based on a standard SP2 first registered in Bologna on 20th February 1990 (registration document on file). The engine is 920cc in capacity and the machine incorporates numerous special NCR parts; all the original parts come with it, including the top yoke with its numbered plaque. The vendor previously owned a Ducati dealership where the NCR was used as a display piece.

Footnotes

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Saleroom notices

  • The Engine Number (ZDM888W4 000027) listed in the catalogue is on the original crankcases which accompany the machine. The machine is fitted with replacement crankcases numbered 'NCR'.
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